steatopygia

[ stee-at-uh-pahy-jee-uh, stee-uh-tuh- ]
/ stiˌæt əˈpaɪ dʒi ə, ˌsti ə tə- /

noun

extreme accumulation of fat on and about the buttocks, especially of women.

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Origin of steatopygia

1855–60; steato- + Greek pȳg(ḗ) buttocks + -ia -ia

OTHER WORDS FROM steatopygia

ste·at·o·pyg·ic [stee-at-uh-pij-ik, stee-uh-tuh‐] /stiˌæt əˈpɪdʒ ɪk, ˌsti ə tə‐/, ste·at·o·py·gous [stee-at-uh-pahy-guh s, stee-uh-top-uh-guh s, stee-uh-tuh-pahy‐] /stiˌæt əˈpaɪ gəs, ˌsti əˈtɒp ə gəs, ˌsti ə təˈpaɪ‐/, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for steatopygia

steatopygia

steatopyga (ˌstɪətəʊˈpaɪɡə)

/ (ˌstɪətəʊˈpɪdʒɪə, -ˈpaɪ-) /

noun

excessive fatness of the buttocks

Derived forms of steatopygia

steatopygic (ˌstɪətəʊˈpɪdʒɪk) or steatopygous (ˌstɪəˈtɒpɪɡəs), adjective

Word Origin for steatopygia

C19: from New Latin, from steato- + Greek pugē the buttocks
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Medical definitions for steatopygia

steatopygia
[ stē-ăt′ə-pĭjē-ə, -pījē-ə ]

n.

Excessive accumulation of fat on the buttocks.

Other words from steatopygia

ste′a•to•pygic (-pĭjĭk, -pījĭk) null adj.
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